In Scott Manly's new video Updates - JPL Visit, Mars 2020, Moon in 5 Year, EVA Changes, Indian ASAT after about 01:30 he shows a screen shot of some kind of interface of a "Social Q&A" that apparently has questions written by NASA staff for the NASA director.

Is this some standard internal NASA Q&A utility? If so, does the director generally answer questions asked in this way? Does the voting (mentioned in the screen shot) help determine which questions will make it to the director's attention?


  • Will the administration and congress back up this audacious goal with an appropriate influx of funding?
  • Accelerating our return to the Moon is an unfunded mandate. How will we do it without gutting our other important missions?
  • Please explain in detail what “We’ll change the Agency, not the mission” entails
  • VP Pence directed us to land a crew on the Moon within the next 5 years “by any means necessary”, what means will you be using?
  • NASA peaked at 34,000 engineers during Apollo, today we have half that. Are we going to receive more resources?
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    $\begingroup$ I've seen this type of Q&A done at a conference before using sli.do though I have no idea if that's what NASA use or not. $\endgroup$
    – djr
    Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 20:22

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It was an internal website sent in a link to all NASA employees and contractors. Some of the questions were read verbatim, others were combined into larger meta-questions.

I can't speak to how they "usually" do these, as this is the first one I've ever really participated in. One of the last questions asked from online was in fact mine.


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